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Start your travel in Slovenia, visit Maribor, cross the border with Hungary, swim in Heviz, see Tihany and crown your travel with a visit to Budapest

SHORT ITINERARY

MARIBOR, source Matej Vranic
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DAY 1: LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR – HEVIZ

Depart Ljubljana – Maribor city tour – Heviz thermal spa – dinner – overnight Heviz
HEVIZ, source PT
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DAY 2: HEVIZ – TIHANY – BUDAPEST

Depart Heviz – Tihany Abbey visit – optional Danube dinner cruise – overnight Budapest
BUDAPEST, source Todays Homepage
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DAY 3: BUDAPEST TWIN CITY

Budapest walking city tour – drive to Buda hill – afternoon at leisure – overnight Budapest
MARIBOR, source Matej Vranic
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DAY 4: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – tour ends

Safe travels!

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Country: Hungary, Slovenia

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Type of Travel: escorted, with local guides

Group Size: maximum 8 travellers

Recommended for: groups of friends, co-workers or a family

Transportation: modern A/C van

Inclusive: main entrance fees

Accommodation: 4* or 3* hotels

Meals: 3 breakfasts,  1 dinner

Physical Rating:     

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR – HEVIZ

Depart from Ljubljana to Heviz in Hungary. Stop in Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor; European Capital of Culture of 2012. Maribor is a home of the oldest – 400 years old – vine in the world. We will have a lovely stroll through this city of wine, friendly people, great sights and monuments before we get to Heviz. Heviz, your miniature spa paradise for the rest of the day. The town of Heviz is located near Lake Heviz, the world’s second-largest thermal lake. The water breaks out from a spring cave, with a temperature of 40 °C (104 °F) and even on the coldest winter days doesn’t drop below 24 °C (75 °F). That makes bathing in the lake possible year round. The lake’s healing properties have been well known for centuries, people lived here even at the end of the Stone Age, but foundations of bath culture were laid by the Romans in the 2nd century. The city and the bath began developing significantly in the 18th century, related to the Festetics family, who started scientific research about using the water for healing. Afternoon at leisure, perhaps try out the healing powers of thermal waters and later in the evening enjoy a lovely welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals: dinner
Overnight: Heviz

DAY 2: HEVIZ – TIHANY – BUDAPEST

Depart from Heviz to Budapest with a stop at Tihany. Lake Balaton is the essence of Hungarian rural beauty. Hungary’s version of Provance. You will enjoy the scenic ride while passing tiny villages with century-old whitewashed houses and admire amazing formations of nature. Visit the pearl of Balaton, Tihany Peninsula. Thanks to the special attributes of its landscape, its geological specifics, its diverse flora and fauna, it was the first designated landscape protection area of the country. Visit Tihany Abbey, a Benedictine monastery established at Tihany in the Kingdom of Hungary almost 1000 years ago. Some free time and continue to Budapest.
Welcome to Budapest, the capital of Hungary! ‘Few European cities can rival Budapest’s glorious setting astride the Danube river. Its two sides, Buda and Pest, were separate cities until 1873, and they retain their own distinct identities, the former run through with ancient history, the latter noisier, earthier and more cosmopolitan. In Buda you’ll find royal palaces, Ottoman-era spas and wooded hills, while over in Pest you can pore over a clutch of fine museums, fantastic art nouveau buildings and a resurgent Jewish quarter.’, says The Guardian.
In the evening you can enjoy dinner cruise on the river Danube (optional).

Meals: breakfast
Overnight: Budapest

DAY 3: BUDAPEST TWIN CITY

Start your day with a panoramic drive in Hungary’s lovely capital, UNESCO listed Budapest, featuring the historic Buda Castle District, where you can take a photo at Fisherman’s Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Cross Danube river, pass Hungarian State Opera House and the neo-classical structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest. Continue to Heroes’ Square. There you’ll see the impressive statues of Hungary’s most important national leaders. After taking a walk through the City Park, beloved by locals and visitors alike, you’ll come to the Vajdahunyad Castle, constructed in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition, which celebrated 1,000 years since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin. Spend some time at Vaci Street, a strip well-known for its shops and trinkets. Maybe take a walk along the Danube Promenade, taking in the panorama of Gellert Hill and the Citadel, while snapping a photo of the Chain Bridge. Your local guide’s insight of the city and suggestions what to do in your free time will come in handy for afternoon/evening at leisure.

Meals: breakfast
Overnight: Budapest

DAY 4: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – tour ends

Safe travels!

Meals: breakfast
Note: If you need a transfer to the airport or want to continue with extension travel, let us know – we will handle everything for you. Take a look at our offer.

PRICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELLING PRICE PER PERSON IN EUR
1 2569 €
2 1419 €
3 1019 €
4 829 €
5 719 €
6 639 €
7 589 €
8 549 €

Included in the price: 

  • Small groups of maximum 8 people
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 nights First Class accommodation (1 night in Heviz, 2 nights in Budapest)
  • City hotel taxes, tourist taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, welcome dinner on day 1
  • Entrance fees: Tihany Abbey
  • Services of local English-speaking tour guide/driver throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing
  • Active itinerary with unique features

Not included in the price: 

  • Transfer from/to the airport (from 29 EUR per person)
  • Optional dinner cruise on Danube from 52 euro; approx. 2 hours, open buffet dinner, live music entertainment, welcome drinks and 2 further drinks (glass of wine/juice/bottle of mineral water)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses (meals, drinks, shopping etc.)
  • Supplement for single room from 145 EUR (per person per tour)

Pick up: 

By itinerary in the program.

Accommodation: 

  • Heviz: Palace Hotel Hévíz 4* or similar
  • Budapest: NH Budapest city 4* or similar

 

For groups bigger than 8, please contact us.

You are welcome to contact us.

We are flexible in adjusting program to your needs.
Suggestions: traditional meals, wine tastings, visit of museums, sports activities, hikes etc.

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